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Rare Earth Magnets Recycling Task Force

The launch of the European Union (EU)-funded SUSMAGPRO project took place in Germany in June 2019.  The four-year project focuses on the sustainable recovery, re-processing, and reuse of rare-earth magnets.  With global expertise on magnets and magnetic assemblies, Bunting is one of several project partners. “Rare-earth magnets are a key component in many frequently used…

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Magnets In Space

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of when mankind first stepped onto the surface of the moon.  However, not many people know that this momentous achievement would not have been possible without magnets.  In this article, we review the important role of magnets in space. The guidance and navigation system computers for the Apollo 11 spacecraft…

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2017 Review of Magnet News and Blogs

News and Technical Articles on Magnets and Magnetic Assemblies in 2017 2017 has been our first full year of posting news and technical articles.  As we approach the end of 2017, we thought that it would be interesting to look back on a busy and exciting year! January Our first blog of the year looked…

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A Compass Magnetically Shows The Way

The Interaction Between A Compass and the Earth’s Magnetic Field When a kid is given a compass for the first time, they almost become mesmerised by the way the needle spins around every time they move.  No matter which way they go, the compass needle will always point in the same direction. The simple compass…

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Why Are Strong Magnets Called Rare Earth?

The first ‘Rare Earth’ Magnet was developed in the 1960s based on work done by Karl Strnat and Alden Rey at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the University of Dayton.  The development of the Samarium–Cobalt Magnet (made of an alloy of samarium and cobalt SmCo) was a major advancement in magnet technology.   For the first…

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A Review of UK Magnetics Society 30th Ewing Lecture

Even James Bond Gets Mentioned in the Magnet World The Ewing event brings together the most knowledgeable magnetics experts in the UK and the 2016 event, held on the 30th November 2016, was sponsored by Bunting Magnetics Europe.  Matthew Swallow, one of our Bunting Technical Sales team was in attendance and gave us this report.…

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What is a Neodymium Magnet?

Rare Earth Magnets are Used Everyday, But What Are They? Neodymium Iron Boron Rare Earth Magnets are used everywhere and are one of the strongest permanent magnets available.  But what exactly are they? The Neodymium Magnet (also known as NdFeB, NIB or Neomagnet) is the most widely used type of Rare Earth Magnet.  It is…

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The Myths and Magic of the Magnet

This e-Magnets UK blogging site is designed to provide anyone interested in magnets and magnetism information on the myths and magic of one of the most fundamental physical forces in the universe. The Greeks were probably the first people to discover magnetic properties in a naturally occurring mineral called magnetite (lodestone or iron oxide).  There is…

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